St. George Orthodox Church
Spring Valley, IL
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Inspirational Event Open to All: Monday, June 28, 7:00-9:00 pm
“Coming Back to the Church”
Lessons from Albania About the Christian Path to Recovery from Disaster
Albania suffered for decades under the heel of an atheistic dictator. The ancient Christian church was nearly destroyed. But since the fall of Communism the church has revived and grown remarkably. Missionary Dr. Nathan Hoppe and his family have worked alongside Albanian Christians since 1998, helping bring the nation back to Christ. The Hoppes will visit Spring Valley on Monday, June 28, with a slide show and talk on “Fostering Eucharistic Community in the Work of Missions.”
Date Monday, June 28
Time 7:00 pm: Great Vespers
8:00 pm: Presentation by Dr. Hoppe,
At 7 pm we’ll celebrate vespers for the great feast of Saints Peter and Paul. At 8 pm we’ll have a time of fellowship, refreshment, and a graphic presentation on the Hoppes’ ministry. Learn how Albania is overcoming the challenges of recovery, the vital role played by Orthodox Christian laypeople, and what lessons Albania’s experience can teach us today! Attendance is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (supporter of the Hoppes’ mission). Please come, meet the Hoppes, and be inspired!
St George Orthodox Christian Church
211 E. Minnesota Street, Spring Valley